June 17, 2022
Tonight’s the night.
I’m well aware. If you don’t tell me about it the moment it’s over, I think I’ll combust.
I promise, as soon as I get home, I will tell you all the juicy details.
Please, don’t necessarily use that adjective.
LOL, perhaps not every detail then.
…You’ll use protection, right?
I’m not stupid, you know.
I mean, there was that time in Florida…
Must you bring that up every time?
As long as it counts, sweetie.
:: grumble:: I’ll text you soon, I promise.
Oh, it was wonderful.
Finally!!! Really?? Where did you do it?
Well we were in the park anyway, so…a quiet spot between the trees and under the stars. The air was cool, and all you could hear were the frogs singing, and it was…just beautiful.
Do you feel okay? Was there any…pain?
A little bit, but it felt so good afterwards. My god, he was…perfect.
Well, now I’m starting to get a little jealous LOL
I need to go shower BRB
So much for BRB. You fell asleep again, didn’t you? Any calls?
Not a one.
Are you okay? Do you need me to come over?
I’ll be fine. I just need to distract myself. Do you have any dates coming up?
No, all quiet here. Though there is one guy I’ve had my eye on.
😏 oh yes, a total babe and he
knows it. We’ll see what happens.
I’m not as lucky as you,
It was just the one time.
We were messy then. I should have been more careful. It shouldn’t have happened.
Babe…don’t wreck yourself over it. It was a long time ago.
Your next one will be so good!!
Sometimes, I envy your optimism. Sometimes, I want to hurl it out the window. Now would be one of those latter times.
Hey. We’re in this crazy journey together, just like we promised. I’m not going to leave you behind.
You can’t promise that. Men have distracted us before. It’s only natural.
You are bigger than any man. We are bigger than that.
…if you say so.
Don’t break out the pinkies unless it’s something you can commit to.
/holds up pinky finger/
/warily puts out own pinky finger/ it’s a good thing you’re adorable.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Hi. I can’t sleep.
Do you need me to come over?
No. I’m just going to watch the news channel until I fall asleep. Something about Anthony Flannagan’s voice just soothes me.
You are attracted to the most random dudes, I swear.
It’s basic. You are a basic bitch.
I resent that! Just because I like a pumpkin spice latte every once in a while…don’t hate. 😂
Well at least I made you laugh. Will you go to sleep now?
Maybe. We’ll see if Anthony has anything interesting to say.
I GOT A CALL.
I don’t know what to do. It’s been almost a couple weeks at this point.
You’ve been through this before, just act calm and collected.
You’ll be fine, you got this. It won’t be like Florida.
Right. Not like Florida.
You protected yourself, didn’t you?
Of course, I did!
Not that I’m aware of.
Did he grab you? Hurt you?
No, he was surprisingly…gentle. A shame really, almost made me change my mind.
Well, you didn’t. Do you think you’ll get another call?
You know I’m here for you, right? Regardless of what happens.
Do you think…?
Don’t ask questions you don’t want the answer to.
Do you think they’ll find him?
Goddammit, no. Not if you were careful.
I don’t want Florida, I don’t want to have to start all over again.
It won’t, I promise. We learned from our mistakes. What’s our motto?
Men are assholes.
Well, yes, but I meant the other one.
All’s fair in love and blood.
And that’s why we only go for the bad ones.
They’re never missed.
They’re /never/ missed.
Okay…I needed that. Thank you.
What are friends for?
Coral Rivera is a Puerto Rican fiction author currently residing in Oklahoma. She has two published novels and specializes in genre-bending adult fiction, usually with dark, mysterious twists. She was raised between the island and Orlando, Florida and incorporates the magic of her culture in all of her works. She is currently working on the sequel to her most recent novel, a collab project about witches, and a paranormal-adventure-romance based in 1960's Puerto Rico. You can find her @: www.coralrivera.com.